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Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets

Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets
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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521798365

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  • Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets is a comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of mantle convection within the Earth, the terrestrial planets, the Moon, and the Galilean satellites of Jupiter. The authors include up-to-date discussions of the latest research developments that have revolutionized our understanding of the Earth and the planets. The book features a comprehensive index, an extensive reference list, numerous illustrations (many in color) and major questions that focus the discussion and suggest avenues of future research. It is suitable as a text for graduate courses in geophysics and planetary physics, and as a supplementary reference for use at the undergraduate level. It is also an invaluable review for researchers in the broad fields of the Earth and planetary sciences.

    • THE most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on mantle convection
    • Authors at the very top of their field
    • Topical and fast moving subject in geophysics
    • Covers mantle convection in planets as well as the Earth
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    "This book is the most ambitious and comprehensive reference to appear on the topic of mantle convection...well organized and concise..." The Leading Edge

    "The coverage by Schubert, Turcotte, and Olson is very helpful and important. The authors discuss most of the critical work that has been done on this broad subject. Numerous illustrations depict geophysical and planetary data, conclusions from numerical modeling, and results from laboratory experiments; many of these are taken from the primary literature. Some chapters are rather descriptive and others quite technical. I really appreciated the analyses of the approximations that lead to the equations

    for mantle convection. I have not previously encountered such careful treatment in a book...The authors also offer the most complete analysis of convection I have seen...the book will be indispensable to most Earth and planetary scientists and graduate students." Science

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    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521798365
    • dimensions: 244 x 168 x 53 mm
    • weight: 1.54kg
    • contains: 346 b/w illus. 79 colour illus. 62 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Historical background
    2. Plate tectonics
    3. Structure and composition of the mantle
    4. Mantle temperatures and thermodynamic properties
    5. Viscosity of the mantle
    6. Basic equations
    7. Linear stability
    8. Approximate solutions
    9. Calculations of convection in two dimensions
    10. Numerical models of three-dimensional convection
    11. Hotspots and mantle plumes
    12. Chemical geodynamics
    13. Thermal history of the Earth
    14. Convection in the interiors of solid planets and moons
    15. Nature of convection in the mantle
    References
    Index.

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    Gerald Schubert, Donald L. Turcotte, Peter Olson

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    Gerald Schubert, University of California, Los Angeles

    Donald L. Turcotte, Cornell University, New York

    Peter Olson, The Johns Hopkins University
    Peter Olson is the recipient of the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal from the American Geophysical Union.

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